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Neko Case — The Next Time You Say Forever
Album: Middle Cyclone
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Released: 2009
Length: 1:41
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I hear the tiniest sparks and the tenderest sounds
Diving music
Drowning the sound
Waltzing with the hairs upon my arms
Then your fight or flight alarm
And you tremble
Then you stumble
And you scrape up your palms

I can't stay here to hold your hand
I've been away for so long
I've lost my taste for home
And that's a dirty, fallow feeling...
To be the dangling ceiling
From when the roof came crashing down

Peeling in the heat
Vanish in the rain
The next time you say "forever"
I will punch you in your face
Just because you don't believe it
Doesn't mean I didn't mean it
You never knew when I'll show you the never
You never know when I'll show you the never
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Bill can never play enough Neko Case. She deserves all the play she gets here. Is your usual FM station in your area playing her way too much? Hm, maybe never did at all is more like it and you'd never know of her existence otherwise.
Hm, I see RadioDoc hails from Chicagoland, home to the Bloodshot label. RP plays enough from that label and I never hear a lick from it on Dallas airwaves which is why I've stuck to streaming RP for the past 14 years.
Still playing this to death 5 years later?  Bill...you can do better than that.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Because she's awesome? Just a thought.

 
Is she thinking about her "awesomeness" as well?
Neko Case and Kelly Hogan's Comedy Song
 Poacher wrote:
Sorry - there is far too much Neko Case on RP for me. While these should be room for her - why is there so much?

 
Because she's awesome? Just a thought.
romeotuma wrote:
absolutely marvelous...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...   

tulfan wrote:
Get in line...
 
An international dance-off, perhaps? Steel cage death match? Presbyterian church raffle prize with a honeymoon in the Poconos? 
her voice just woke me from a drunken stupor
Sorry - there is far too much Neko Case on RP for me. While these should be room for her - why is there so much?
Like her voice. Style of music too. Nice stuff we'll never hear on corporate radio.
 casey1024 wrote:
This is a brilliant little tune
 

I agree...  it is surprising how good this song really is...
 
This is a brilliant little tune
 johnjconn wrote:

What does everyone in your room think?
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...  sigh...
 
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Song is wayyyyy too short. Wayyyyy.
Love the arrangement, the lyrics and of course, her voice.Thanks Rebecca and Bill!

absolutely amazing song...


 Sloggydog wrote:
the next time you say forever, I will punch you in your face - love it
 
sloggydog - you and i are totally on the same page. 
the next time you say forever, I will punch you in your face - love it

Relax guys...she's my girlfriend. She lies all the time.

...ahem... 


love this song soooo much...  sigh...

 
Love the little truism

    "Just because you don't believe it doesn't mean I didn't mean it".
Love her voice. Sehnsucht

She always leaves you wanting more... clever girl...

 

 SinisterDexter wrote:



Exactly what I was going to post.  I love Neko, but that's my only gripe with her - many of her songs are less than 2:30 or so. And it's not just this album; it's just the way she composes.
 


 abbey_normal wrote:
I adore Neko, but nearly every track I've heard off this album sounds fragmented and way short. {#Sad}
 

Exactly what I was going to post.  I love Neko, but that's my only gripe with her - many of her songs are less than 2:30 or so. And it's not just this album; it's just the way she composes.


marvelous...  love it...



 
Haven't been as crazy about this album as her others, but this piece is really growing on me.



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
I adore Neko, but nearly every track I've heard off this album sounds fragmented and way short. {#Sad}

 hencini wrote:
Really like NC.  I've only heard Fox Confessor and Cyclone, but have been very impressed with her.  More, please.  : )
 

I agree...  love this song...
 
Really like NC.  I've only heard Fox Confessor and Cyclone, but have been very impressed with her.  More, please.  : )
 msymmes wrote:
I would love to hear a "Best Of' from Neko Case.   But next best thing to that is RP!!!
 
I agree...  love this song...  I love all her songs...  Radio Paradise is awesome...  I never dreamed a radio station could be this good...

 
 
I would love to hear a "Best Of' from Neko Case.   But next best thing to that is RP!!!
I want to live next door to Neko Case....I'll be she is a good neighbor to have!


I will love this song forever...


 


love it!
 
Looking at the album cover I wonder why Ford does not design a retro rod based on the old Cougar.  The Mustang is a fantastic car with the retro looks and is very popular.  I would be the first in line and I would check the box for the optional 'Neko hood ornament' as depicted here.


This makes my night...  love it... sigh...


 romeotuma wrote:


absolutely marvelous...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...


 


Get in line...
 romeotuma wrote:


absolutely marvelous...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...


 
{#Eek}




absolutely marvelous...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...




volume just went wayyyy up...  magnificent...

 


This is such a beautiful song...  love it...

 

 GT66 wrote:

Well she's a woman so for sure her narcissism will surpass anything a man could imagine. Also, why is she on a Mercury Cougar instead of on a Mercury Cyclone?
 
It is actually her car or was, I think she raffled it off for charity a last year sometime.

 GT66 wrote:

Well she's a woman so for sure her narcissism will surpass anything a man could imagine. Also, why is she on a Mercury Cougar instead of on a Mercury Cyclone?



 
Because it's hard to stand on the hood of a Unimog?  Attached Images


 romeotuma wrote:
This is such a great song...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...
 Getting it back might be a problem. She's got a freakin' sword!

Love Neko Case, but not a big fan of this song.


This is such a great song...  I want Neko Case to have my baby...

 


I love this song... sigh...




best album cover ever
the next time you say forever I will punch you in your face.
 
Well a) welcome to the world of art, b) I've actually heard that Neko Case rarely writes about herself. Only a few songs are genuinely about her life/experiences. Wierdly enough you can write in first person from the perspective of someone else. It happens a lot in this niche little thing called literature.

vit wrote:
Of the 12 songs on this album that have lyrics 10 of them (including this one) are sung in the first person. How self-absorbed can you get?
 


 vit wrote:
Of the 12 songs on this album that have lyrics 10 of them (including this one) are sung in the first person. How self-absorbed can you get?
 

How many singer/songwriters do you know of who do not write the majority of their lyrics in the first person?  A singer-songwriter being self absorbed?  Perish the thought.  Her music is a personal expression, not a dissertation.  Do you wish to limit all songwriting to be third-person "story-songs"?

 peter_james_bond wrote:
I eat it up because it's good music, I enjoy it. A lot of other people also like it, I don't find that bizarre. What I do find bizarre is the huge popularity of Lady Gaga or Britney Spears. Life itself is also bizarre.
 
{#Lol}{#Clap}{#Kiss} pjb, you da bomb.

 vit wrote:
No man, what's bizarre is that people eat it up.
 
I eat it up because it's good music, I enjoy it. A lot of other people also like it, I don't find that bizarre. What I do find bizarre is the huge popularity of Lady Gaga or Britney Spears. Life itself is also bizarre.

 vit wrote:
Of the 12 songs on this album that have lyrics 10 of them (including this one) are sung in the first person. How self-absorbed can you get?
 
Well she's a woman so for sure her narcissism will surpass anything a man could imagine. Also, why is she on a Mercury Cougar instead of on a Mercury Cyclone?



{#Sunny}  Three geniuses in a row...Tori, Strummer, Neko...OK four, Mark Knopfler...can you get your mind around the chain reactions that folks like this initiate?  History changing.

 MrKite wrote:

what a bizarre comment. I have a feeling you might have way too much time on your hands.
 
Why bizarre? Some musicians are stuck like that. David Byrne is another example. If you hear him enough on this station one thing starts coming out — he sings almost entirely in the first person. It took 5 minutes to scan her lyrics and confirm what every song played on the station was already telling me.

No man, what's bizarre is that people eat it up.

 vit wrote:
Of the 12 songs on this album that have lyrics 10 of them (including this one) are sung in the first person. How self-absorbed can you get?
 
what a bizarre comment. I have a feeling you might have way too much time on your hands.
Of the 12 songs on this album that have lyrics 10 of them (including this one) are sung in the first person. How self-absorbed can you get?
 smdeeg wrote:
I generally like Neko, but haven't been able to get into this album.
 

It does seem like not her best effort.  I like most of the songs, but they're all on the short side.  Then the eternity of frogs croaking at the end is a bit annoying.  It was novel for the first five minutes, but then I just wanted it to end.  The first time I heard the frogs, we were in the car and had the sound down a bit.  I thought we had a squeaky bearing going out in the front end.
forever.  {#Headache} OW!
 Sobient wrote:
marginal...
 
Yes, I agree. Your comment is marginal.

marginal...
Cool muscle car!
 smdeeg wrote:
I generally like Neko, but haven't been able to get into this album.
 
funny, it's the opposite for me. this is what got me interested in her older stuff.
All I ever hear is the "red bells" song, it doesn't matter what song she is singing. Love the artwork cover!

I generally like Neko, but haven't been able to get into this album.


This song is cool...


 Neil66 wrote:
Just cannot bring myself to like her voice - I know I'm in the minority, but I find it so irritating / grating and I keep reaching to turn it off...
 
Perhaps not such a minority. I personally find her voice annoying.

 Neil66 wrote:
Just cannot bring myself to like her voice - I know I'm in the minority, but I find it so irritating / grating and I keep reaching to turn it off...
 

   Wow.  You are in the minority.  Most people think she has one of the most crisp and crystalline voices put to audio.
Going to see her in Charlotte NC on 11/18!!!! Again!!!
I looooooooooooooooove her!!!!
 daigoro wrote:
Love love love her voice! I'm gonna get me some Neko Case albums.
 
The Next Time you're in a record store. {#Biggrin}
Just cannot bring myself to like her voice - I know I'm in the minority, but I find it so irritating / grating and I keep reaching to turn it off...
Love love love her voice! I'm gonna get me some Neko Case albums.
 ick wrote:
it seems to me that Neko subscribed to the punk rock ideal of the 2 minute song on this record with at least a couple of the songs
 
I guess that could come from her former life as a punk rock drummer!
 jagdriver wrote:


It's a '67 Cougar.

A Cyclone was gussied-up Comet.

 

Definitely a Cougar...


Just saw her in concert 2 weeks ago.  I was already a lifelong fan, now, well, I'm even more of a fan - if that's possible.
 25demayo wrote:


I believe it's a Cougar but could not tell you the year. Maybe '68.
 

It's a '67 Cougar.

A Cyclone was gussied-up Comet.

I love Neko! Thanks RP!
Thank you RP for introducing me to Neko.  What a delight.

Second time in a few hours...too much Neko {#Evil}
Best album cover of 2009 so far. One of my least favorite songs from the album, though.
Dang, that was short.  I was just getting interested..."that was never five minutes just now!"


She has such beautiful feet...


 auburntigerrich wrote:
I used to have a '70 Buick Skylark which had a very similar body style to that car she's on.  What is that?

Always a pleasure to have more Neko in my life.
 

I believe it's a Cougar but could not tell you the year. Maybe '68.


 Dalebarely wrote:
I think this is sounding a lot like a Neko Case song.
 
Only because every other musician sounds like The Decemberists so who is there left for her to sound like?

If she's smart, she'll get a lawyer and sue herself.

it seems to me that Neko subscribed to the punk rock ideal of the 2 minute song on this record with at least a couple of the songs
Lovely but too short {#Neutral}.....not her, the Song {#Beat}
I used to have a '70 Buick Skylark which had a very similar body style to that car she's on.  What is that?

Always a pleasure to have more Neko in my life.
 sfListener wrote:
I hear parts of everything else she's done.
 
Good thing she has such nice parts.

 sfListener wrote:
I hear parts of everything else she's done.
 
Yeah, I agree, I think this is sounding a lot like a Neko Case song. Weird.
How much do I love that we're hearing so much of this new album! Thank you, Bill!
 sfListener wrote:
I hear parts of everything else she's done.
 
There's nothing wrong with that.

I hear parts of everything else she's done.